Commentary

Commentary

Klout is a Good Start But We Need More Ingredients for an Influencer Recipe

There is much talk about measuring influence lately. Most of the discussions surrounding it are based around people’s activity on social media services. Klout is a service that has emerged as a current leader when it comes to trying to determine influence for people. They do a pretty good job of calculating this based on

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The Value Proposition and Migration from Lifestream to Likestream

On Friday I came across this tweet from Brian Frank stating he had switched his Lifestream to a Likestream. Lifestreams normally contain a mashup of both personal content we create as well as content we find interesting that we “like” and share. I found his decision to basically remove his personal content from the equation pretty

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We Need an Open and Federated Social Network. Even Facebook’s Paul Buchheit Said So.

I’ve been somewhat following the whole Facebook privacy debacle over the last few weeks with some interest. The very passioned outcry I’ve seen from so many is something I didn’t expect. I agree that any social network that offer layers of both public and private sharing needs to adhere to some basic principles. They need

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Why the Checkin Has Gotten a Bad Rap and Its Importance to Lifestreaming

I have been seeing quite a bit of negative feedback or confusion lately regarding the usage of checkin services. Two blog posts I read recently from Louis Gray and John Battelle offer great details describing their usage and experience with Foursquare. Louis stated: For me, as I’ve watched this phenomenon, expecting to be dragged into

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